R.D.2001

R.D.2001

(MCC) Vintage Méthode Cap Classique
Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Chenin Blanc

The term R.D. means Recently Disgorged and is the traditional method of selecting an outstanding vintage Champagne or Méthode Cap Classique and allowing it many years of maturation on the lees so lending richness, power and weight before disgorgement.

The Krone R.D. 2001 is a rare vintage Méthode Cap Classique offering great concentration coupled with a delightful vibrancy which ensures that this fine MCC can be enjoyed on release or after further ageing.

The Making

This unique MCC spent 15 years in the cool underground cellar at Twee Jonge Gezellen before disgorgement took place. Disgorgement is a core process in the traditional method of sparkling wine-making. It involves the removal of the frozen sediment in the neck of the inverted bottle, at the conclusion of the ageing process. Delaying the disgorgement allows the wine to age in contact with the lees, sur lees aging, giving it layers of subtle complexity while retaining the freshness and vigour one finds in the younger vintage Méthode Cap Classiques from Krone. The dosage in the R.D. has been kept particularly low to maintain this freshness.

Alcohol: 11% by vol

RS: 4.6g/l

ph: 3.1

Total Acid: 6.6g/l

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Creating Krone MCC

Méthode Cap Classique is a South African term which refers to the creation of bottle-fermented sparkling wines by applying the French méthode champenoise. It’s a complex and time-consuming process but the end result is a world class bubbly.

Creating Krone MCC

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